STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

GHMC to Target Top 1,000 Property Tax Defaulters

Collection well below the target; commissioner asks staff to buck up

Published: 05th January 2014 10:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th January 2014 10:33 AM   |  A+A-

GHMC commissioner Somesh Kumar has directed the zonal commissioners, special officers and deputy commissioners to focus on top 1,000 defaulters from whom 80 p.c. of the property tax is due but constitute just 20 p.c. of owners.

The commissioner held a review meeting with officials here on Saturday and directed them to work more proactively, strategically and collectively at all levels while collecting property tax, concentrate more on huge dues. He said Rs 243 crore had to be collected from the top 1,000 defaulters.

He said that Rs 1,779 crore is the demand for 2013-14 and the target is Rs 1,232 crore but the GHMC collected only Rs 500 crore till January 3. He said 41 percent of the target is the GHMC’s average collection and nine circles collected below the average. These are Circles 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 17.

He said that only 86 days were left for the end of the financial year and the GHMC had to collect Rs 831 lakh a day to meet the target and asked the deputy commissioners to reorganise bill collectors by allotting equal docket numbers to each bill collector.  The commissioner said that he would review the property tax collection every week and  directed them to set Feb15 as the deadline and should not wait till March 31. There are only 45 days more left in that case.

He asked all the valuation officers to furnish the list of pending legal cases to the head office along with their PTIN numbers in three days. Kumar directed zonal commissioners to furnish the list of issues related to property tax by Monday morning.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp